December 18, 2014

Dominican legislators submit new bill aimed at decriminalizing certain abortions

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic _ Legislators in the Dominican Republic tentatively approved a bill Tuesday that would decriminalize abortions if the mother’s life is at risk. […]
December 18, 2014

US travel industry has been quietly looking to expand into Cuba; plans could now accelerate

By Scott Mayerowitz THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ Cuba was once a haven for sun-seeking American tourists. Beautiful beaches, lively casinos and late-night dancing made […]
December 18, 2014

Haiti’s president meets with opposition amid search for prime minister

By Pierre-Richard Luxama And Danica Coto THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti _ Haiti President Michel Martelly met Wednesday with opposition leaders in a bid to stabilize […]
December 18, 2014

Obama says even though he’s president, he’s a black man who has been mistaken for the valet

WASHINGTON _ He may be president now, but Barack Obama says he’s a black man who has been mistaken for the valet. “There’s no black male […]
December 17, 2014

ARETHA FRANKLIN – BILLBOARD HONOUR

  NEW YORK (AP) _ If anyone in music can be considered an icon, you’d have to put Aretha Franklin on the list. And apparently, the […]
December 16, 2014

AP Interview: After resignation, prime minister says Haiti made progress during his tenure

By Pierre-Richard Luxama THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti _ The Haitian prime minister who resigned under pressure over the weekend said Monday that the country has […]
December 16, 2014

Haiti in political flux as president seeks end to stalemate and a new prime minister

By Pierre-Richard Luxama THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti _ Haiti was in a state of political flux following the resignation over the weekend of the country’s […]
December 15, 2014

‘Gone with the Wind’ premiere sparked tension

ATLANTA _ Seventy-five years after the premiere of the movie “Gone with the Wind,” research is shedding light on the racial tensions that existed at the […]
December 14, 2014

In Jamaica, fact finding panel hopes to solve lingering mysteries of bloody 2010 slum raid

By David McFadden THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KINGSTON, Jamaica _ Adina Derby raised her voice in anger and grief as she recalled the morning when masked soldiers […]
December 13, 2014

Haiti’s president accepts report that calls for prime minister to quit, new government to form

By Evens Sanon THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti _ President Michel Martelly said Friday night that he accepted all the findings of a report this week […]
December 13, 2014

SECRET CUBAN HIP-HOP PLOT

The Cuban government says rappers and other artists targeted by a clandestine U-S program were “victims.” Responding to an Associated Press investigation, Havana says the artists […]
December 10, 2014

Black police in US straddle line between race and duty over black deaths at hands of officers

OAKLAND, Calif. _ As the U.S. grapples with turmoil over police killings of unarmed black men, some African-American officers feel caught in the middle, wondering whether […]
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